Chapter 564. Merci Ravi
「 How would Compal Arts being forced out of business due to a terrorist demand change Japan? 」
Chief Yazawa asks Kyouko-san.
Kyouko-san turns to me.
「 What do you think will happen if Compal Arts collapses 」
「 Won’t that pose a big problem? 」
I don’t get it, but if you talk about Compal Arts, it’s a big entertainment production company.
Snatch said it earlier, but it seems that they have ten thousand members.
Won’t that be a big deal if the company collapses/
「 Nothing will change 」
Chief Yazawa says.
「 The talents that belong to them now will be taken over by other productions. Some individuals will go independent, and the entertainers who aren’t popular don’t have a place, but those are culled in the show business anyway. It would be an excellent opportunity to go to another path than forever chasing the red carpet dream 」
「 But, if I recall, didn’t you say that the major shareholders of Compal Arts are from TV stations and advertising agencies? 」
I ask fearfully.
「 Yeah, their stacks will become a waste, and it will be a huge loss. There will be billions of credit in deficit, but it won’t have the TV stations and advertising agencies go bankrupt. They have enough stability to endure this 」
Is that so?
「 If Compal Arts collapses, nothing in the world will change 」
Chief Yazawa said. Kyouko-san:
「 That’s what I’m aiming at! 」
「 It shows how big of an entertainment professional Compal Arts is but, in reality, they’re not a big deal. Even if they disappeared suddenly, there wasn’t that much damage. Despite all this! 」
「 The fact that several TV stations and advertising agencies are the principal shareholders, the Japanese media is supposed to take Initiative on Compal Arts. In short, Compal Arts talents are obliged to act only according to the reason for the industry’s management side. They don’t care about the will of the audience, isn’t that just stupid? 」
Even though the audience doesn’t want to see it, it seems like all those appearing in the media all the time are talents from Compal Arts.
「 Snatch said it earlier, TV dramas, quiz shows, reporters of travel shows, hosts of variety shows, and even the young men on educational programs are all coming from comedian talents, isn’t that just disgusting? 」
I think so too.
「 By making Compal Arts close down, this will overturn things. It will become clear that everyone in the upper part of the industry do things selfishly to make money, so the audience has no meaning in the entertainment system 」
Even with Compal Arts gone, they can continue to show in a broadcast without a problem.
Then, how does it work until now? Will be the question.
「 You need to destroy the vested interests, the ordinary people are only losing 」
「 Is that your aim, Kyouko? 」
Chief Yazawa’s surprised.
「 I never knew you were thinking something as social as that. You don’t even have an attachment to Japan 」
That’s when Shou-neechan comes in.
「 Wrong, Yazawa-san 」
She intrudes, showing a serious face.
「 There was this case ten years ago about a certain investment fund that tried to take over the management shares of a TV station, right? 」
「 Oh, that happened too yes 」
「 Back then, the TV station defended themselves by buying the shares at the higher price than the investment fund 」
「 Yeah, I remember that 」
「 That fund was invested to a certain financial institution as a white knight 」
「 It means that investors who will help the company side when someone tries to buy-out antagonistically 」
「 And now, that financial institution that produced the fund is now a major shareholder of that TV station. They got stocks in exchange for investment 」
「 Yeah 」
「 Therefore, that financial institution has a strong influence on the TV station 」
Chief Yazawa’s taken aback.
「 Could that be Kyouko?! 」
「 That’s right. I used Kouzuki house’s banks and financial institution and lent funds to several TV stations, advertising agencies, and other large companies that were major shareholders of Compal Arts. That way, tens of billions of assets melt overnight, and they were troubled by the outstanding funds. Also, the stocks crashed, so I’m buying it under different names 」
「 Kouzuki house can dominate the foundation of Japanese media 」
Taking advantage of their weakness, you invade the inside.
「 That’s not something I can move at my discretion. My work is only with the security of Kouzuki group. As for managing the group as a whole, Kakka, and the next representative of Kouzuki group, Mr. Shiba can make the decision 」
「 I guess. But, there’s no problem, you’ll be returning to the hotel in the city center where the two of them are present 」
That’s right, chief Yazawa’s returning to the hotel now.
He can discuss this with Jii-chan.
「 But, you have the power to move the police and media. The bombs I set up were real. That’s why it’s possible that there are more than 10 set up. For now, make them think that they yielded to Kyouko Messer’s order 」
Kyouko-san smiles. Chief Yazawa:
「 I get it. Ten minutes. I’ll talk to the police that remains in the studio 」
Chief Yazawa leaves the room.
Chief Yazawa’s words who has served Kouzuki security service for many years is critical.
If Chief Yazawa says that not obeying Kyouko-san’s order will undoubtedly cause significant damage, then everyone will believe that casualties will emerge.
That would accelerate the movement to dismantle Compal Arts this evening.
「 Hey! Prepare a car! We’re heading to the indoor studio! 」
「 Ha! 」
I hear them say that on the corridor.
「 Now then, I’ll leave this to Yazawa-chi 」
Kyouko-san looks at Shou-neechan.
「 As for Reika’s promotion, let’s have another shot next week. If you do consecutive actions, it would be noticed 」
Are you doing the fight from the outdoor studio again?
「 But, Kyouko-san, aren’t you going to Los Angeles? 」
「 Yeah, I won’t go out, If the grand champion shows up too much then the show would be cheap 」
「 I’ll have the two do it, it would be a test if I would take them overseas 」
Eh, Barbie-san and Ruby-san?
「 Is it okay to just have the two of them, Kyouko? 」
Miss Cordelia smiles.
「 Well, it’s a bit worrying. Those girls are a bit lukewarm in their work 」
「 You see, do you remember my pet, Nikita? The cute girl from Russia? 」
「 Huh? If I recall, she’s just 17, right? 」
「 What are you talking about? She’s already 24 」
「 Oh my, I’m getting older I see 」
「 She’ll be useful for her calm. I trained her after all 」
「 Hmm, then? 」
「 Let’s dispatch Nikita as the operation leader. If she’s here, she’ll be able to carry out our orders 」
「 Nikita, what’s her full name again? 」
「 Nikkita Gorbachev 」
Miss Cordelia said.
「 Hmm, Banbarubie3 will have Banba-chan out, and they’re now Golbarbee3? 」
「 Goruby+2. Nikita has a darker personality than those girls! 」
Ugh, someone with a worse personality than Barbie-san and Ruby-san?
「 Nikita’s cute though 」
「 She’s much cuter than when Kyouko knows. I meticulously polished her after all 」
「 Then, she is a good rival for Reika-chan 」
「 Okay, then send over Nikita to Japan. We’ll be re-appearing in Japan three months later. That much time would be enough. It would be a summer vacation special 」
Kyouko-san tells Shou-neechan.
「 Roger 」
「 Yeah, then the next one would be the New Year’s special. The place would be Sakurajima. Next would be around spring at Nanki. That’s where I’ll call Cordelia, and it’ll double the trouble. The next would be during the summer vacation in Shikoku, we’ll blow up an island and change its shape 」
Kyouko-san makes plans one after another.
「 Kyouko, what about Yuubari? 」
Miss Cordelia asks.
「 Unfortunately, there’s no robot in there 」
What are they talking about/
「 How do you intend to escape from here, Kyouko-san? 」
「 Eenie and Meenie will escape from the front, posing as a foreigner extra who just happened to be in the studio. Can you give them a taxi ticket? 」
「 I’ll make arrangements 」
「 Then, I guess I’ll ride on Yazawa-chi’s helicopter 」
「 They won’t imagine that I will be escaping with a member of Kouzuki Security service, right? 」
Well, she was fighting Rei-chan just now.
「 I can pilot it if you want. I’m good at helicopters 」
Miss Cordelia smiles.
「 I also can fly, don’t have a license though. Ah, I guess I have one, just a fake. I left it in my hideout in Mexico though 」
「 No, I think Yazawa-san can pilot by himself 」
「 Oh, that’s unfortunate 」
I’m also relieved.
It’s too scary to have these to ladies pilot.
「 Either way, I have to meet up with Old man Kouzuki. The payment hasn’t been decided yet 」
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Kyouko-san and Miss Cordelia change clothes to a Kouzuki security service uniform.
Shou-neechan makes calls here and there.
I’m just waiting in silence.
「 Reika, pull out from the scene. We’re going 」
Shou-neechan turns to me.
「 She did her best, didn’t she? I want you to praise her personally 」
Shou-neechan smiles at me.
「 Yeah, I should 」
We leave the operation room.
We head outside.
Shou-neechan’s car is parked in front of the entrance.
「 Then, Rei-chan is inside that big indoor studio? 」
「 No, the police’s on-site verification continues so she’s on the 4th studio, the one next to it 」
「 I see 」
「 Get in 」
「 Yeah 」
I get inside Shou-neechan’s car.
Shou-neechan gets in the driver’s seat and put on her seatbelt.
There are no people around.
「 Shou-neechan 」
「 Hm, what? 」
I hug Shou-neechan.
「 Geez, what’s wrong? 」
「 Thanks, Shou-neechan, you did your best 」
「 W-What are you talking about 」
「 I love you, Shou-neechan 」
「 M-Me too, I love you 」
Shou-neechan hugs me.
「 I feel like I can do anything for you 」
We kiss each other’s lips.
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Inside the fourth studio is a set for a popular crime drama still standing.
It’s a dim studio, and only the fluorescent lights on the wall are all the lights.
There are no even illumination lamps.
Ah, it’s dark, so I can’t really tell, but I’ve seen this set of rooms before.
It’s the chief detective’s room.
I open the blinds with my finger and look outside.
There’s no window on the other side of the blinds.
It’s a plywood board.
「 My lord! 」
Rei-chan in her uniform comes in.
「 Rei-chan! 」
I run over and hug Rei-chan.
「 Oh, what is it? 」
「 You did well, I’m impressed! 」
I hug Rei-chan tight.
Shou-neechan gets off her seat.
so Rei-chan and I can talk alone in the studio.
「 My Lord! I-I’m sweaty, smelly, covered in dust! It’ll dirty your clothes! 」
「 I don’t care! Rei-chan! 」
「 My Lord 」
Rei-chan’s tension loosens in my arms.
「 Haa, having My Lord hug me makes me feel at ease 」
「 Rei-chan 」
「 My heart was pounding, it was scary 」
「 Yes, I know, I can tell 」
「 My Lord! 」
Rei-chan looks at me.
「 What? 」
「 Please pat Reika’s’ head 」
She kneels before me and takes off her hat.
Her beautiful face is light up by the lamp from the wall.
「 Got it 」
I pat Rei-chan’s head.
「 Did Reika do her best? 」
「 Yes, you did incredibly well 」
「 Was I useful to My Lord? 」
「 Yeah, thanks. Thank you, Rei-chan 」
「 I’m happy. My Lord 」
Rei-chan’s spirit age is still a young girl.
Knowing that now, I should be talking to Rei-chan honestly.
「 My Lord 」
Rei-chan picks my hand and kisses the back.
「 I’m sure that everyone’s pleased 」
「 Is that so? 」
「 Yeah, Agnes and Mao-chan are surely supporting Rei-chan’s fight 」
「 Am I a good sister? 」
Rei-chan asks me worriedly.
「 Rei-chan, you already are an excellent Onee-san 」
「 Was I a good little sister? 」
「 Yes, Rei-chan is an excellent little sister 」
Minaho-neesan should be satisfied with Rei-chan’s activities today.
「 Will I become a woman loved by My Lord? 」
She looks at me with passionate eyes.
「 I love Rei-chan. I already did a long time ago. Rei-chan’s been the number one girl I’m worried about lately 」
「 Even now? 」
「 Not at all 」
I smile at Rei-chan.
「 You finally are able to crawl out of the dark, Rei-chan has an exceptionally radiant face right now 」
「 It’s thanks to My Lord 」
「 It’s not just me, Shou-neechan, Kyouko-san, and everyone is cheering for Rei-chan 」
Rei-chan is no longer alone.
「 Everyone is Rei-chan’s family 」
「 I need to finish it up then 」
「 I want to become your woman, mind, and body by tonight 」
Rei-chan tells me.
「 Please impregnate me 」
「 Make me a woman 」
I kiss Rei-chan.
「 Not right now 」
The helicopter’s takeoff time is coming.
I’ll go back to the hotel riding chief Yazawa’s helicopter.
It’s a secret to Megu and others that I went to Green mountain studio.
「 Understood 」
「 I want to give it to you in front of my elder and little sisters 」
After saying that, she kisses me.
「 Yeah, you’re right 」
I sniff Rei-chan’s hair.
「 What is it? 」
「 Oh, well. Rei-chan’s sweat smells good 」
「 That doesn’t smell good 」
「 No, I like this smell 」
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Rei-chan and I get out of the studio holding hands.
Shou-neechan’s waiting in front of the car.
「 Reika, were you praised a lot? 」
「 Yes, Onee-sama! 」
Rei-chan smiles satisfied.
「 I see, that’s great 」
Shou-neechan’s smiling happily too.
「 Shou-oneesama, thank you as well 」
Rei-chan bows her head.
「 What are you talking about? The trouble is just coming. You’ll be facing Kyouko Messer’s invasion in Japan 」
「 Yes! But I no longer hesitate! 」
Rei-chan grips my hand tighter.
「 Fujimiya Reika will do her best 」
What a cute girl.
My Rei-chan’s too cute.
She’s older, yet she’s like a little sister.
She’s dignified and strong, yet fragile and weak.
「 Yes, I’m relying on you 」
There’s a light from a car coming over here.
「 I’ll be sending him to the helicopter so prepare for withdrawal first 」
Shou-neechan tells Rei-chan.
「 Roger, Shou-oneesama 」
Then that means, that car is coming to pick up Rei-chan?
The car stops in front of us.
Ah, the driver is Taki-san.
There’s nobody in the driver seat.
Suddenly, the window on the rear seat goes down.
The face comes out from the dark is;
「 How was that? 」
Yukino’s still wearing her small bikini.
「 I did pretty good if you ask me, don’t you think? 」
Oh, Yukino too.
She wants praise from me?
I’m the only one Yukino can drop the pretense and talk to.
「 Yeah, you did well. I mean, that was cool 」
「 Right?! 」
Yukino shows a triumphant face.
「 But, what do you plan on doing on the regular weekly show? 」
「 That can’t be serious, right?! 」
「 No, I think that will happen. Kyouko-san ordered it 」
「 I mean, I can’t possibly an MC, right? 」
「 Kyouko-san will make that happen. From what I heard earlier, it seems that she’ll make sure that Compal Arts crushes down 」
「 Wait, she was serious? 」
「 If she can take down Compal Arts, then she can make you have your own show, right? 」
「 H-Hey, what should I do then? 」
「 If I recall, Kyouko-san talked about one hour per week 」
「 What should I do in TV for a whole hour?! 」
「 How about presenting the World Cultural and Natural Heritage? 」
Everyone’s taken aback.
「 Every week, an hour of world heritage 」
While Yukino’s wearing a bikini?
Won’t UNESCO get angry from that?
「 Well, I wonder about it 」
「 Yukino-san, can you sing? 」
Shou-neechan asks a without thought.
「 I-I’m going to sing along for an hour? 」
「 No, well, you can call guests 」
Will guests even come to a Yukino’s show broadcasted because of Kyouko-san’s threat?
「 How about we make Kyouko-san decide? 」
「 I don’t want that! Never! I don’t even know what that woman would tell me to do! 」
Well yeah, she’s right.
「 But, if I recall, Kyouko-san asked the comedian, Snatch to take care of the show 」
「 Eh, I don’t want to do comedy! I can’t control that! 」
Kyouko-san made her dress this bikini, right.
I mean, what should she really do?
「 Anyway, it’s Yukino-san’s show so you can do what you like 」
「 I know. Well, I’ll think about it anyway 」
Yukino looks at me.
「 You should think about it too! 」
I-I’m going to think about it too, really?
「 Reika, get in Yukino-san’s car, we will be sheltering Yukino-san tonight. I’ll talk to the police. You can escort her out of Green mountain studio. Let the media cover it too 」
「 Roger 」
Rei-chan gets in the passenger seat.
Yukino looks at me.
「 You’re going to school tomorrow? 」
Yukino asks me from inside the car.
「 Of course, Today’s the end of Golden Week 」
Tomorrow, there will be classes as usual.
「 I see, then say hi to everyone 」
「 They don’t care about me anymore I guess 」
Yukino and I are classmates.
「 I hope you can go back to school as soon as possible 」
I smile at Yukino.
「 I have to give up on that school already 」
Yukino’s live sex is broadcasted on the whole campus.
There are her father’s cases too.
Most of the students have watched Yukino’s videos on the internet.
「 What if Kyouko Messer Orders for Shirasaka Yukino to go to high school just as before? 」
「 What the hell? 」
「 Kyouko Messer is a criminal who does things for fun. Nobody would think anything about her strange orders 」
「 But, going to school at this point is just 」
Yukino looks down.
「 I’m there, Megu, and Nei-neesan too. Edie will be transferring in also 」
「 Megu and Yukino are sisters, right? She’s worried 」
Yukino’s eyes look at me.
「 What about you? 」
She looks at me with moist eyes.
「 What am I to you? 」
「 A friend 」
Honest words come out of my mouth.
「 Weren’t we friends who experienced all the hardships together this golden week? 」
Yukino looks at me.
「 I was with you, so I had to endure a lot of things. I think so even now. I’m thankful to Yukino. Thanks 」
「 I-I’m not grateful to you! 」
I raped Yukino. I’m the main culprit of her fate.
「 Yeah, I know 」
She doesn’t need to be grateful.
「 But 」
「 I know that it would’ve been worse if not for you. That’s why 」
Yukino looks at me.
「 See you later 」
This isn’t the end of our inseparable relationship.
「 Yeah, later 」
「 Yes, let’s see each other again. Idiot! 」
Yukino still shouts “idiot” to me.
「 You seem energetic. Yukino! 」
「 Of course! Being energetic is one of my good points! 」
Yukino said, showing a smile with moist eyes.
「 Starting the car 」
Taki-asn says from the driver seat.
「 Rei-chan, take care of her 」
「 Yes 」
The engine makes a dull sound.
「 See you later, Yukino! 」
「 I know it even if you don’t say it out loud! You idiot !! 」
The car starts driving.
To the moonlit outdoor studio.
Yukino and Rei-chan’s car drives away under the light of the stars.
Yukino’s looking at me from the window behind the car.
「 It’s okay. It will be okay 」
Shou-neechan hugs my shoulder.
The moon smiles on me.
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